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NEW YORK -- Even before the Chicago Cubs got to celebrate their drought-ending World Series title with a parade, baseballs business season began Thursday when more than 100 players became free agents and teams started making decisions on 2017 options.Among the potential free agents are outfielders Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Bautista, Mark Trumbo, Josh Reddick and Ian Desmond; first baseman Edwin Encarnacion; catcher Matt Wieters; and closers Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon. They can start talking money with teams on Tuesday.Clubs must decide by Monday whether to make $17.2 million qualifying offers to their players who became free agents, which would attach draft-pick compensation if they sign elsewhere. Only players who spent the entire season with one team are eligible for the offers.Texas said it will make a qualifying offer to Desmond, and the two-time All-Star will have until Nov. 14 to accept.In the first trade since the World Series, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Detroit Tigers for right-hander Victor Alcantara.Maybin batted a career-best .315 with four homers, 43 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 94 games this year for the Tigers, posting one of his best big league seasons despite injury problems. The Angels said they will exercise his $9 million option.The 23-year-old Alcantara has spent five years in the Angels minor league system. He went 3-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 29 appearances for Double-A Arkansas last season.Among potential free agents, Philadelphia declined a $23 million club option on first baseman Ryan Howard, who gets a $10 million buyout, and a $9.5 million mutual option on right-hander Charlie Morton, who gets a $1 million buyout.Boston exercised a $17.2 million option on designated hitter David Ortiz as a formality, even though the 40-year-old slugger has said he will retire.The team also exercised a $13 million option on right-hander Clay Buchholz and declined a $3.75 million option on catcher Ryan Hanigan, who gets an $800,000 buyout.Others whose options were exercised include Mets outfielder Jay Bruce ($13 million) and infielder Jose Reyes (minimum salary), Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez ($12 million), Detroit closer Francisco Rodriguez ($6 million), Seattle outfielder Seth Smith ($7 million), Texas catcher Jonathan Lucroy ($5.25 million) and San Francisco left-hander Matt Moore ($7 million).Among those whose options were declined were Chicago White Sox pitcher Matt Albers, Seattle catcher Chris Iannetta, Miami reliever Fernando Rodney, Mets left-hander Jon Niese and Washington right-hander Yusmeiro Petit.In another move, the Houston Astros claimed outfielder Nori Aoki off waivers from Seattle. 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The 28-year-old from Calgary matched his career best after missing just one shot in his two rounds of shooting in the mens 10-kilometre sprint competition. Smith finished in 23 minutes 15. DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets retired the No. 55 jersey of finger-wagging, shot-blocker extraordinaire Dikembe Mutombo in a halftime ceremony on Saturday.Mutombo was drafted by the Nuggets with the No. 4 overall pick in 1991, and he played five seasons with the team. Besides his trademark finger wag, Mutombo is probably best remembered for lying on the court and clutching the ball over his head after the eighth-seeded Nuggets upset top-seeded Seattle during the 1993-94 playoffs.Mutombos number was retired by Atlanta last season.The Nuggets wore their Rainbow Skyline throwback uniforms to honor Mutombo. The team also presented him with a painting and aa $50,000 check for his foundation.ddddddddddddhe 7-foot-2 Mutombo blocked 3,289 shots over his stellar NBA career. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.Mutombo became the fifth player in Nuggets history to have his jersey raised to the rafters, joining Byron Beck (40), Alex English (2), Dan Issel (44) and David Thompson (33). Coach Doug Moe had No. 432 raised up to the roof, too, in commemoration of his franchise-record number of wins.The Associated Press contributed to this report.? ' ' '

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